[gmx-users] conversion of the AMBER parameters to GROMACS with negative barrier height values

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Tue Sep 23 19:27:06 CEST 2014

On 9/23/14 1:18 PM, ABEL Stephane 175950 wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am trying to convert some GLYCAM parameters to do simulations with the GROMACS code. In the glycam force field, several dihedral terms have negative barrier height values, for instance, -20 in the following parameter:
>   Os-Cj-Cj-Ha   1  -20.00          0.0             2          SCEE=1.0 SCNB=1.0 copy of Os-Ck-Ck-Ha
> So I wonder if  It is safe to use a negative value in case of GROMACS  for the amplitude
> ;i   j	 k   l	     func  phi0	   cp	       mult
>   Os-Cj-Cj-Ha   9     0.0     -83.680    2
> Sorry if it is a stupid question and thanks in advance for your response

Do a single-point energy evaluation in both programs and confirm that it is correct.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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